Tiger 800 problems; for reference only please

Discussion in 'British Beasts: Triumph Tigers' started by Rob Dirt, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. elan

    elan Been here awhile

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    Like someone else said, just snug them up. Mine were ridiculously loose (in my opinion). I grabbed a quarter inch ratchet and just snugged them all up (both sides of engine). I never had any oil leaking, but it wouldn't surprise me that it would leak with how loose they were.
  2. Kawidad

    Kawidad Long timer

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    After reading about the Tigers I did tighten all of the bolts I could reach when I first took delivery, and did find some of them horribly loose. :puke1

    However, I did find the oil pan bolts had loosened up a little. I have tightened them back up again and hopefully that will solve the problem. (Thinking the ground effect blew the oil upwards making it look like it was coming from the allen plugs.) Another however, is why they loosened back up after I tightened them up already, and again, hopefully, this is going to be a reoccurring issue. :huh
  3. cug

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    I have the same experience with some bolts. I think the small, but high frequency vibration of the Triple will shake them loose. A drop of blue Loctite has fixed this generally. And blue is still easy to get out if need be.
  4. T

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    Similar experience yesterday. Shift lever went "limp" and I had to creatively make my way to dealer (10miles away) who just happened to be open. Triumph trained wrench said he had just done one the day before and it was a recall; shift lever return spring- warranty/no charge work.

    Does Triumph send this info out or has it become the responsibility of the consumer to take care of their business?

    Anyhow it looks like a $3.17 item (from BikeBandit).

    Get it done- this could have been a real problem if I was motoring around on the fire roads of West Virginia (my tentative plan in a couple weeks).

    Part #12

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  5. advtenn

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    Did you have any warnings signs before the failure?
  6. McKay

    McKay Been here awhile

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    Mine is actually a bent shaft, hoping they do the spring at the same time. My problem started small and got big very fast.
  7. T

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    Very little. Approximately two stop signs before failure it was extremely difficult to get into first gear.
  8. advtenn

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    Thanks

    Has anyone seen this? I removed my rear wheel and noticed wear marks grooved into this bushing.

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  9. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    Very common.
  10. advtenn

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    So...just replace it every couple of tire changes I guess?
  11. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    Triumph removed the ability to check for TSBs on their website so you are forced to waste everyone's time and call customer service. It's not a recall issue so they won't notify you, even though you could get fucked by it failing at the wrong time I suppose. About the only time you might get it repaired without being pro-active would be if you brought your bike in for service and your mechanic was nice enough to check for outstanding TSBs. For those of us that do all our own work it's CYA. I make sure to let Triumph know it's a crappy policy whenever I have the misfortune of calling customer service.
  12. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    Or, don't worry about it.
  13. burmbuster

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    It's a spacer, not a seal. It's fine as is.
  14. McKay

    McKay Been here awhile

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    It is the seal running surface though, the seal is worthless when the runner is grooved that bad. Some wear is fine but Id replace those.
    Tip, pack the seal groove (V) with grease before you put the runner/spacer back on. Helps with the wear.
  15. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    +1
    I flipped mine at the last tire change, but will soon be replacing it with a new spacer. Packing it with grease helped.
  16. advtenn

    advtenn Long timer

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    Thanks for the tip. I flipped it over on my first tire change but didnt use enough grease.
  17. Rabbot

    Rabbot rain+superbike=adventure

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    there is a pivot bolt behind the heel guard that I sheared off. wonder how/if all this shifter stuff is related other than it's shifter stuff breaking?

    Started small then no shifty
  18. rockchucker

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    New XC sprung a leak

    Any help from the collective would be appreciated. New, ~300 miles, xc got hungry and ate a screw that came out of the back half of he chain guide, munched on the cs sprocket guard and chewed a hole in the rubber coolant hose immediately in front of the cs sprocket. 500 mile service scheduled for next Saturday the 6th but it looks like I'll be trailering it there 150 miles and having a 300 mile service instead of 500. Should I be requesting a new cs sprocket and chain? Any thing else?

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    Thanks for any advice and loctite is your friend!
  19. Kawidad

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    Hand tighten every nut and bolt on the bike? :D
  20. rockchucker

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    Went through most of them but this one caught me out. :kboom